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Below is our most recent blog from the Nursery. This includes a summary of the last two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
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Friday 31 March 2023
What an amazing Spring term we have had! It has been fun and busy and the children have made lots of progress since Christmas. We have welcomed eight new children and families into Nursery who have all settled brilliantly, making new friends and adapting to our routines. All of the children have become more independent during snack time as we have moved away from a whole group snack time to a snack table where the children self select their fruit and have a go at independently selecting their fruit and peeling their own skins where necessary! The children have enjoyed the freedom of choosing when they are ready for their snack and joining in conversations with adults and peers around the snack table.
During the first half term, we looked at various Fairy Tales. The children retold these in various ways through their play, dance, storytelling and role play. This was enhanced by our storytelling workshop led by Suzanne from Kiddirama who retold the story of the Three Little Pigs. The children enjoyed the interactive workshop, howling like the wolf, building the three houses from straw, sticks and bricks as well as playing parachute games. The children made us very proud with their listening skills and enthusiasm for joining in.
We have been very lucky to welcome Father Martin into our class to teach us about Shrove Tuesday. He taught us about the beginning of Lent and how people choose to fast at this time of year. We then got to sample some delicious pancakes and think about those who are less fortunate and do not have much food to eat. We ended the Spring term with our first Nursery outing to St Luke's Church where we met again with Father Martin who told us the Easter Story. We were able to look at different areas within the Church and the children all agreed that they liked the stained glass windows. When we returned to Nursery, we then attempted to recreate our own stained glass windows using sticky back plastic and tissue paper.
It has been great continuing to work with our Year Five Buddies! We have shared reading books, played duck duck goose and spotted birds together. Next term we will have more opportunities for these activities as well as the older children supporting our Nursery children at Sports Day!
Next term, we look forward to the warmer weather, exploring more of outside and spotting signs of spring and summer when it arrives and learning more about growing as we watch the tulips we planted back in Autumn begin to shoot.
As always, we will continue to use Tapestry to upload photographs and update you on your child's progress and welcome you to upload your own photographs, videos and comments from home!